Tusind Etager #1 Tusind Etager
Title: The Thousandth Floor
Series: The Thousandth Floor #1
Author: Katharine McGee
Published in English: 2016
Dansk titel: Tusinde Etager
Dansk Udgivelsesår: 2017
Finished Reading: Januar 2019
Genre: YA, fantasy & Dystopian
This is my personal review without spoilers of the actual plot.
WELCOME TO MANHATTAN, 2118.
A hundred years in the future, New York is a city of innovation and dreams. Everyone there wants something…and everyone has something to lose.
LEDA COLE’s flawless exterior belies a secret addiction—to a drug she never should have tried and a boy she never should have touched.
ERIS DODD-RADSON’s beautiful, carefree life falls to pieces when a heartbreaking betrayal tears her family apart.
RYLIN MYERS’s job on one of the highest floors sweeps her into a world—and a romance—she never imagined…but will this new life cost Rylin her old one?
WATT BAKRADI is a tech genius with a secret: he knows everything about everyone. But when he’s hired to spy for an upper-floor girl, he finds himself caught up in a complicated web of lies.
And living above everyone else on the thousandth floor is AVERY FULLER, the girl genetically designed to be perfect. The girl who seems to have it all—yet is tormented by the one thing she can never have.
Amid breathtaking advancement and high-tech luxury, five teenagers struggle to find their place at the top of the world. But when you’re this high up, there’s nowhere to go but down.
I usually have issues when two different people have their own chapter but in this case, it was five different people! Five very individual people all fighting for the spotlight in this frankly, Gossip Girl nightmare.
I usually don’t have an issue with these bitchy-chick-lit novels, sometime I even enjoy the drama of everyone sleeping with everyone and people lying and betraying your supposedly best friend. This one however, was too much for me. I was mainly confused for the most part of the book. Every character experiences something different, making them a target to bullying and many times, you’re just sitting there thinking: “Are you dumb, bitch?” This read was definitely not for me. The first character we are intruded to: Avery, oh my god what a cliché. There was certain sentence that bothered me so much, turning me complete off her as a character for the rest of the read. On the other end of the call was Atlas, her brother – and the reason she never wanted to kiss anyone else. Just wow. But in a way it’s nice how authors starts to juggling taboo subjects like suicide, minors falling in love with grownups and in this case incest, because that’s life! Therefore, I’ll applaud the author for going about & beyond for her ideas.
The World building in this book lacks in comparison to the romantic drama. It was the idea about the future that captured my attention but we barely get any information of the matter when we do though it’s great but seeing as the relationships between our many characters are more important, it doesn’t shine through.
The characters were a collection of stereotypes. I’ve never read a book that focuses more on girl hate and slut shaming it made me feel very uncomfortable. I genuinely think the author of this book is a racist. Everyone in the book who is “something” is white, rich and thin. Shaming black people, poor people, homosexual people and fat people. It might be a reach but it’s my genuine though.
All the decent aspects of this book is completely overshadowed by the bad. I won’t be reading the second book, because I don’t want to support the author. I’m sorry!